Chris Steincamp currently serves as managing partner of the firm and practices primarily in the areas of environmental and oil and gas law.
Chris has been involved in complex environmental litigation, regulatory matters and environmental issues in mergers and land transactions in Kansas and across the country. He has authored numerous articles on environmental law and oil and gas law and spoken at seminars on environmental compliance and litigation and energy-related topics. Chris also authored the environmental law chapter of the Kansas Annual Survey of Law for 15 years and is one of the authors of the Kansas Bar Association Environmental Handbook. He is a member of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.
Chris was born in Great Bend, Kansas, and received his B.S. degree in geology from Kansas State University in 1989 and Juris Doctor (magna cum laude) from Washburn University in 1993.
Chris is a licensed geologist and past Chairman of the Kansas State University Geological Advisory Council and past President of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association. He is a member of the Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and a member of the Division of Environmental Geosciences. He also serves on the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce Water Resources Committee and is a member of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA).
Chris has served two terms as Chairman of the Board of the American Heart Association, Sedgwick County Division, and is a past President of the Downtown Y’s Men’s Club of Wichita. He was selected for the 2003 Class of 40 Under 40 and the 2003 Class of Leadership Wichita. Chris has served on the Board of Directors of Wichita Festivals, Inc., and Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, Inc. as well as the Dean’s Council for the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University. He received the Alumni Merit Award by Kansas State University College of Arts and Sciences in 2012. He has served as Chairman of the Board on the Wichita Crime Commission Board of Directors. Chris has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in environmental law since 2006. He has been the Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Chris also authors the Oil & Gas Law Chapter of the Annual Survey of Law published annually by the Kansas Bar Association and the Annual Update on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Legal Developments in Kansas published annually by the American Bar Association.